Shinigami-Mercury 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-12-11, id: 3248462
Author has written 7 stories | Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Persona Series, and Naruto.
β : Shinigami-Mercury is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a beta reader, I think that my skills are satisfactory and I try to reach my "deadlines" on time as best as I can. Also my style of betaing is to try to make the story have a nice flow to it and keep the tone that the writer's put there. I don't want to alter anything in their story that might disrupt that. I don't really have any expectations because I am new to editing and whoever decides to entrust me with their stories are expecting me to try to have that story make sense or touch it up a bit so they can proudly introduce it to the world and get good constructive feedback that can make them a better writer. Then again I do slightly expect the story to have at least an ounce of sense that I can make out so I can make the best and most accurate corrections possible. Thank you for reading and if you want to hire me then thank you very much!
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I like to do a good job and, to be blunt, I can be a little particular when it comes to grammar. Whenever I read something I can always pick out the errors when I'm reading. I even try to correct books, poems, or my friend's work for speeches and the like if I find something out of place. Also I'm no stranger to pigeon or other types of slang terms. I can tell when it should be there to match the flow of the story or when it's there just because you think it fits. One last thing would be that I hate having to use the same words or adjectives in the story more than once or twice, which is why I like to expand the vocabulary so that the words paint more vivid pictures in the reader's minds.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
One of my main weaknesses would probably have to be run-on sentences. I do occasionally have to go back over my work and reword it so that I can avoid that problem but it still comes up to sneak up on me sometimes. One more thing that I think even the most experienced writers come across sometimes would sudden death infractions. For example, we have their, there, they're. One more would be your and you're or its and it's and so on. Also if I can say one more thing would be that I can be a little forgetful at times but I've been working to try to rid myself of that problem so that is being taken care of.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
There are a few story types that I would love to beta. Those would include ones with the genres of Humor, Friendship, Family, Angst, and Hurt/Comfort.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't really have any dislike toward other genres and I am actually comfortable with any one. There is one genre that I am not very familiar with and that is the Western genre. I don't think I've ever read a story in this genre so it's not one of my areas of expertise. I'm sorry if that's an inconvenience at all to any of you but if it's any other I'd be delighted to work with you.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Bleach
Anime Inuyasha
Anime Junjō Romantica
Anime Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
Anime Maid Sama!
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Anime Sekaiichi Hatsukoi
Anime Soul Eater
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for